Israeli troops kill 3 gunmen


Israeli troops killed three Palestinian gunmen on the Gaza Strip boundary.

Soldiers spotted a group of armed Palestinians nearing the boundary fence Saturday in what appeared to be an attempt to plant bombs. They opened fire, killing three members of Hamas’s armed wing.

Hamas has recently been stepping up its overt involvment in hostilities with Israel. Its gunmen fired a rocket salvo from Gaza into Israel last week in what was the first official violation of a tenuous ceasefire declared in November.

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